The conference is organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and will take place on 7 March 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mr Tommaso Mancini Griffoli (Deputy Division Chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the IMF) will present his latest study on Casting Light on Central Bank Digital Currencies.
Several central banks, including the Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Norges Bank, and Sveriges Riksbank are actively investigating the possibility of issuing central bank digital currency (CBDC). Like its physical equivalent – cash – CBDC would satisfy the traditional functions of money: a unit of account, a means of payment, and a store of value. But would there be any demand for CBDC? What new private forms of money are arising as competitors? How would households and firms adapt? And what would be the potential costs and risks, including on the financial sector?
For more information about the event, visit the Centre's dedicated website.